Located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode Valley, Moreton in Marsh is a thriving market town with excellent public transport links including a direct link to London by rail, the town dates back 1000 years to the Saxon era.
The broad High Street is lined with elegant 17th and 18th Century buildings, among them the White Hart Royal, a former manor house in which King Charles I sheltered during the Civil War and the rare Curfew Tower with its original clock and bell. In the centre is the Redesdale Hall dating from 1887 this is the town’s main public hall which regularly holds antiques and craft fairs. Moreton’s High Street is lined with elegant Cotswolds stone buildings which house many specialist shops, antique emporiums, tea rooms and delis.
Nearby attractions include Batsford Arboretum, Cotswold Falconry, Bourton House Garden & Sezincote Gardens, which for those visitors that enjoy walking, can be reached by local footpaths including the Moreton Eight trail.
Moreton in Marsh has a variety of accommodation, whether you want a small self-catering cottage or a luxury hotel, or perhaps something in between. Every Tuesday Moreton-in-Marsh hosts the largest open-air street market in the Cotswolds and is popular at any time of the year. The High street offers many art & antique galleries as well as a wonderful selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants. The annual Moreton Show is a major one-day agricultural show held on the first Saturday in September which celebrates past and present farming life.
Just on the outskirts of Moreton in Marsh is the Four Shire Stone marking the old meeting point of four counties: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire. It is believed this stone was an inspiration for Tolkien's Three-Farthing Stone, in Lord of the Rings, Tolkien regularly visited the town stopping for refreshments at The Bell Inn, which inspired The Prancing Pony, the pub at Bree in Lord of the Rings.
As well as the railway station, Moreton-in-Marsh is well connected to Cheltenham and other towns and villages in the Cotswolds via bus services.
Parking & Transport
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- Coach Parking
- Parking for disabled visitors
Towns & Villages
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- Train station
- Village shop